-Minecraft IGN: keene308
-Skype name: I prefer discord if available. PM me if you need my skype.
-Do you have any prior roleplay-related experience, if so could you give an example?
I use to RP back in the days before I quit Minecraft to move on to other games. Now I am coming back, to retry RP again and this server looks interesting. I RP mainly in medieval servers which I think is pretty sweet imo.
-Define Power-gaming in your own words:
Power Gaming is like going over the limitations of the character, ignoring the RP process. Its something like powering up your character. Making him invincible, to avoid death. Or doing definitive actions to kill someone.
An example is like
*Cleave Steve head off*
-Define Meta-gaming in your own words:
Using OOC information for IC conversations. It can be considered as any form of information gathered using OOC methods, and using them ICly to gain an advantage. As example would be calling out a vampire in game, when you heard it over discord/skype.
-Define Role-Playing in your own words:
Role playing is like constantly acting in a particular fashion, such that the society regards the person’s behavior as regular in the particular context.
-Character name: Gwen McKenzie. Prefers the name Gwen.
-Character race: Half-High Elf
-Character gender: Female
-Character age: 24
-Character Occupation Trader by name, Thief by trade.
-Character description Gwen is lean by nature, I guess it’s a trait from her parents. She stands at roughly 1.6meters, the average of a human height. Through her travels, the carries only a backpack filled with necessities, and a small dagger for ‘self protection’. She is tanned from the sun and does not wear any spectacles. Her eyes are blonde, which she got from her elven counterpart. Her hair is light brown, which she got from her human counterpart.
-Character personality and traits
Gwen is pretty, and she knows it. She generally prefers to drink, but she doesn’t like being seen doing it. Through her travels, people have told her that her tongue may even be sharper then her blade.
Gwen also has an ear for gossip, though she does not indulge in them, she likes to listen. A keen ear as some might say. She is quick with her strikes and fast on her feet. Though easily overpowered, she is mostly able to run as fast as she strikes.
Gwen prefers practically over theories. Meaning that she likes to practice with her dagger, rather then reading some book.
Gwen was born in a poor refugee camp known as silica. Though probably gone by now, she still remembered how her parents had abandoned her. Begging off the streets, with the certainty of death looming overhead, she had to kill at only the age of 10. She still remembers that it was a young boy who tried to steal her only meal for the next day. She remembered tripping the boy, and then strangling him. Though disgusted with herself, Gwen knew that she would have died if she didn’t act.
The stories told of her were of her being a disgrace to the elven race. Elves would spit at her and would generally refer to her as a “mud-elf”. A term she quickly learned were used by elves to discriminate those who were of mix blood.
She had her first stroke of luck at the age of 14. Whereby a young man took her under his wing. Life was going good for Gwen where she was taken as the child that the man never had. They studied together and the man even gave her a necklace. He told her that the necklace could perform feats of magic that she never really understood. Though weak in nature, the man would create fire from the tips of his fingers. Gwen could also see a faint light from the man's ring. Through the weeks, she learnt that, that glow of light was fire magic, amplified by the ring. The man taught Gwen the basics of fire magic and gave her a necklace. Gwen would then always treasure the necklace and use it to amplify her training in the art of fire. The use of magic would completely drain her. She was left tired, but satisfied from learning something new everyday.
Life was good till something changed in the man. The man who took her under his wing, was reading a book. Which he then performed a specific ritual. The man’s hands became dark and soon after he became crazed and started to destroy his books. Though not knowing what to do, she had her first instinct to hide. Ultimately the man took his own life, for reasons unknown to Gwen.
Gwen then knew… reality had returned. She could not go back to the streets after knowing what hardships there was to come. She decided to pack valuables such as food, water and gold. Though almost leaving the house, Gwen saw a dagger by the bed side and quickly took it. Besides, her bag was getting heavy and day light was running out. She quickly searched the house for the remainder of items and left.
She went back to the streets, firstly trying to be a member of the guards, which was then rejected. Then taking on any job such as farming, mining and lumbering. As she became more and more desperate for money, she moved to underground jobs, such as theft and robbery.
By the age of 20, while out hunting to gather some food, she noticed a ripple in the sky but didn’t think too much of it.
As she walked back to camp, she noticed her encampment under attack. People were screaming, shouting, and death were everywhere. Goblins and orcs quickly took over the streets and the guards were swiftly wiped out.
She ran from the camp of Silica. Not knowing where to go and what to do, she saw a band of survivors running from town and met up with them. They said they were heading for the last safe city known as Berkamsted.
Together they travelled. Gwen talked to a few people where she figured she could start a new life there.
Harnessing what they knew, the band travelled the lands with limited food and resources. Mostly relying on there knowledge on the general vicinity. With dwindling food and supplies, an internal civil conflict arose. Gwen didn’t want any part of it and decided to push on without the group.
And so she travelled West. Alone and afraid. Towards the city of Berkamsted. She would start a new life and hopefully forget her past.
For years she travelled the lands, hunting animals, picking berries and doing whatever needs to be done to survive. She ran from the demons and raiders. Passing by encampments to trade for food and supplies. She continues to make her way to Berkamsted knowing that she will be safe there.
-Please give us a short RP response to these two scenarios. (At least one paragraph for each):
You’re walking around the markets at around noon. There’s a lot of people around you, still gathering their items as they prepare to shut down their many stands. Suddenly you feel a gentle lifting of your coin purse as a child graces you and soon after they take off sprinting. You have been robbed.
Gwen quickly turns in shock, which her shock quickly turned to anger. She gave chase to the unknown figure. Only seeing a glimpse of the pick-pocketer while weaving through the crowd. Finally, she had caught up to him. With a quick hand, she placed her right hand on the person’s right shoulder, and her left on the other. Her knee swiftly came up, which met with a soft spot.
Crunch. Was the only sound ever heard.
As the man fell in pain, never knowing what happened, Gwen quickly noticed that it was the wrong one. This was not the pick-pocketer.
People around her were already starting to look. Surrounded by soon to be a crowd, she had to leave. Fast.
Weaving through the crowd again, now a fair distance away, she could hear the place of incident starting to shout. People were looking for her. Her purse never found, but she found satisfaction in breaking nuts.
You’re heading back to the city through the woods when you hear a whining coming from nearby. Upon further investigation you come across a grey-coloured wolf that appears to have its leg caught in a bear trap. Around it is three smaller lumps of fur, obviously puppies belonging to the trapped mother. Without help, they’ll all die, but wolf skins are quite valuable too, not to mention that the nearby farms suffer quite a bit from the wolf population.
Gwen slowly walks up to the scared wolf. The wolf whimpers, but growls back in defense.
Gwen raises her hands to show no signs of attack. She then points to the bear trap, which the wolf somehow understood and calmed down.
Slowly, but surely she moved closer and closer to the bear trap.
Now next to the wolf, she kneels down and looks at the trap. Her left arm slowly sliding to her knife.
With a quick strike, she slashes upwards at the wolf, cutting the wolf’s neck.
The wolf quickly died, but she was already covered in blood.
The pups were obviously scared. They cowered in fear next to their now, already dead mother.
Gwen slowly rose from her kneeling position to a standing position, and look at the 3 clumps of fur.
Cute little creatures. She thought. Maybe Ill even keep one for myself.
Grabbing the 3 defenseless pups and stuffing them in her backpack, she move to skin the mother wolf. She could sell the wolf pelt for gold, and maybe even cook the meat at her next meal.
Self sustainability is worth more then another mouth to feed.
Once done with the mother wolf, she grabbed her backpack with the 3 pups still inside, and started heading to town.
Extra notes: I got no extra notes. Ill need to build this character up more in the RP world.
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-Magic Biography; Explain the reason you want your character to have magic through backstory application:
Gwen should be able to use magic due to her hardships in life. She had also met a young man who took her in, and he tempered with magic. Though their drives are not the same, she learnt there and then, that magic existed. She performed fire magic. Though still weak and not even feasible, her time at the man house have proven that magic existed. She also knew that there are other forms of magic which could… and would make her stronger.
Gwen strives to learn forms of magic that will help her live comfortably, get rich and ultimately abuse other people.
OOC: I want to use magic as it provides a very unique role playing experience. It opens up pathways to roleplay and I think I am able to use even the weakest of magic to open new pathways of interaction.
-Please give an example in your own words describing the limitations placed upon those who use magic
The limitations of magic is that it requires a great amount of stamina, endurance and concentration. With this great strain, it means that the character would have to constantly practice magic. If magic is used too often, the character may pass out or even die.
Another limitation of magic is that the artifact is always required to be present with the use of magic. Magic cannot be poofed out of thin air, without the artifact.
Without proper training of magic, any magic done without proper supervision and training could cause the user to go crazy or die. Too much magic flowing within a weak artifact could cause the artifact to be broken and the user would not be able to use magic till the user gains another artifact.
Magic also shouldn’t be absurd such as.
I learnt dark magic today. I summon demon. Demon kills everyone.
I think that covers my opinion of the limitations of magic.
-Please give a description of the magic system in your own words:
Magic is generally used and formed through artifacts that the wielder carries. The magical power depends on the artifact itself and not the person. No one should be able to just learn to use magic. Magic should be gifted upon birth. Knowingly or unknowingly (like in my characters case).
Magic also requires a lot of time to use and a longer time to master, even the basic of spells.
The user would send magic flowing into the artifact, which cause the use of the artifact. There are currently multiple types of magic known in Saphriel, and multiple artifacts with its own magic type.
-You are given a weak trinket of Fire, you haven't had much practice with magic yet, but you will try your best. Describe some things you could/would do with this trinket:
For one it’s a basic trinket. It would have its own limitations. For one, my character only has a few weeks of magical experience. So the basis of the spell would only be able to make small embers that would only last a few seconds. My character wouldnt be able to do any other forms of magic until she finds a tutor. My character also could probably use the ember to light a camp fire, or a torch, but could only do it once a day.